Eridu Society

Eridu Society Wrap-Up

Hooray - the Eridu Society Beer Bash (back on Sunday the 19th) was a resounding success, as was our entire Burning Life experience. Thank you to everyone who came out to say hello. I have to admit, the Beer Bash was a long arduous day right on the heels of a couple long months of planning and building, plus wrangling the music and assorted technical glitches was taking its toll. But what fun!

There were some amazing builds out there. As with the RL Burning Man Arts Festival, there are also some pieces I don’t quite get, and others I do get but don’t care for, but as with everything if you don’t like it just move on. The boundless creativity on display is what amazes and energizes me, and this year’s event was no exception. Another thing that’s like the RL event is just that there’s so damned much to see. 34 sims of art, big and small, and chances are you won’t get to explore even half of it. Black Rock City (the town that forms in the desert at Burning Man) is a couple miles across, you have no hope whatsoever of seeing and doing everything out there.

While the man burned on Saturday the 24th and no more events are being held, you can still check out Burning Life. The Burning Life sims will be open until November 1st, so if you haven’t gotten a chance yet to explore all the amazing art or at least get some great freebies, click here to head over to the Eridu Society Airship Outpost and get started!

Greetings From The Eridu Society!

Greetings from the virtual playa! Pronounced ply-ah, playa is the name that Burning Man participants use to refer to the dry lake bed where the annual Burning Man arts festival is held. BlakOpal and I have been busy these last few days, pulling together the remaining elements of our camp site for the 2009 Burning Life event. Seemingly countless details, but finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm really excited about the project, as it ties in a number of elements for me. Eridu Society (or simply Eridu) is the name of our RL Burning Man camp, I was able to bring together some design elements I've been tinkering around with over the last year, the camp ties into BlakOpal's amazing SL6B creation, the project gave us the opportunity to flesh out the Eridu Society background in more detail than we ever have, and a whole lot more. While I could go on at length, I'll spare you minutae.

While a part of me is bursting at the seams to tell you all about it, I'm afraid that's going to have to wait. BlakOpal is hard at work on a video preview, and Burning Life doesn't officially open until Saturday 17 October. I suppose I can tease you a bit more, so click here to check out my Burning Life 2009 gallery.

Taking Shape

After finishing things up with the fashion show and taking care of a long overdue remodel at the Jabberwocky Wonderland, I was finally caught up enough to spend some quality time working on the Eridu Society build for Burning Life. BlakOpal and I got a great parcel to work with and have some wonderful ideas for this year's event, but as you might guess there's a lot of work to do.

I've been working with some concept ideas of the building for weeks now, and have toyed with a number of ideas for a few elements of its design, but it was only this weekend that I've been able to pull it all together and get the main structure sorted out. It's still a bit premature to tell you all about our plans, but I can tease you a bit with a couple snapshots from this weekend's work sessions. More to come soon, and as the start of Burning Life approaches I hope to have a walk-thru video put together.